OCG Staff


Taryn Palumbo

Executive Director

Taryn Palumbo serves as the Executive Director of Orange County Grantmakers, a regional association of philanthropic funders in Orange County. As Executive Director, Taryn provides strategic leadership, oversees and executes programming, communication, member services and community engagement, and supports the operations of the organization. Taryn joined OCG as a part-time Executive Administrator in January 2017 and was promoted to Executive Director in February 2018.

Prior to joining OCG, Taryn held roles in public policy, government affairs, education, small business engagement and community relations. She has also served as a consultant with United Way Orange County, helping to launch UpSkill OC, a middle skills job initiative and with The Olin Group, supporting a variety of nonprofit clients.

Before moving back home to Orange County, Taryn spent four years with the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, first as their Manager of Public Policy and later as their Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role she created, grew and implemented UniteSF, an education/workforce development initiative, and co-chaired San Francisco’s Small Business Week Committee.

Taryn earned her Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law and passed the CA Bar in 2011. She earned her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. Taryn currently serves on the Executive Board of the OC Forum and is the proud mother of 3.5 year old boy and 1 year old girl.

Board of Directors


Cathleen Otero


Orange County Community Foundation
Tiffany Alva

Tiffany Alva

Vice Chair

First 5 Orange County
Joanna Kong

Joanna Kong

Membership Chair

Sun Family Foundation
Frame 3

Nithin Jilla

Program Chair

Sun Family Foundation

Christine Fontana

Summit Co-Chair

Edwards Lifesciences
Ben Drutman

Ben Drutman

At-Large Member

Simon Scholars
John Guastaferro

John Guastaferro

At-Large Member

Anaheim Community Foundation
Nate Brown

Nate Brown

At-Large Member - Partner Groups

PIMCO Foundation
Jason Lacsamana Photo 2020

Jason Lacsamana

Past Chair

St. Joseph Community
Partnership Fund